Friday, May 27, 2011

Congratulations!

Wednesday night, one of my friends on twitter was asking if anyone local made greeting cards, as she was looking for something very specific, and didn't have time to order from Etsy. I asked what it was she was looking for, as I may be able to help. She wanted deep purple, and able to hold money. Then she sent me this link, and asked if I could make something similar. I was on my way to the Cave anyway, so sure, I'd give it a shot.

After some googling (did you know a dollar bill is approx 6.25"x2.75"?) and futzing with some measurements and sentiments, I came up with this (closed):
which when opened looks like this:
I used almost a full sheet of Rich Razzleberry paper, scored from the bottom at 2", 5" and 8". The bottom section folds up to make a pocket (sides sealed with red tape) and perfectly fits a dollar bill of your choosing. The "middle" section (really inches 5-8) has shimmery white card stock matted on it for writing, and then the top flap is plain, save for the heart I punched out of velcro for secure closing. (the other half of the velcro is on hte back of hte money pocket). 

I was pretty pleased with how everything turned out, so I thought I'd attempt a custom envelope to go with the custom card. I pulled out the handy MS score-board, and  after a few attempts, got a pretty nice envelope (white shimmer paper) to go with the card. I stuck some double sided tape on a scrap of the silver paper, and punched a heart out of it, and stuck it to the top of the envelope flap. When the waxy paper comes off the tape, it will be a perfect little closure for the envelope... see? Thoughts on the finished product?